Does anyone know the rules on fencing these in your yard? When I got my fence installed in the backyard a few years ago, I went ahead and kept the cable boxes in my yard. I didn't want to make the yard look smaller by keeping them outside of the fenced in area. I have two gates, one of which is locked and the other one only looks locked, but it really isn't so the cable company can get in the yard whenever they need to. Long story short, I want to lock both gates going forward, but don't think I can as long as the boxes are in my fenced in yard. I'm seriously thinking about having the fence moved in a few feet so their boxes are no longer in my yard. Anyone know how much open space is required around the box? I seem to recall 5' or 10', but not really sure. Is this a question for the city or the cable company?